Industry Advisory Board Picks New Members
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 9 June 2009 – The Industry Advisory Board has selected three new members and will be focusing on how the IEEE Computer Society can better serve high-technology companies.
The new members include Tony Hey, corporate vice president of the External Research Division at Microsoft Research; Tirumale K. Ramesh, a Boeing Technical Fellow and Chief Technologist-AMSE Virtual Operations; and Henry Tirri, senior vice president and head of Nokia Research Center.
With the additions, the board includes 15 corporate technology executives, entrepreneurs, industry researchers, and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and geographical areas. The board’s membership reflects the global nature of both the information technology industry and the IEEE Computer Society.
“I think we have an excellent group of industry executives who are very committed to helping the IEEE Computer Society be as relevant as possible to industry practitioners as well as researchers,” said IAB Chairman Stephen Huffman, vice president and CTO of MITRE Corp. “It’s a very diverse set of companies that are represented.”
A practitioner-focused column will launch in Computer magazine in September and be edited by board member Sumi Helal, a University of Florida professor who edits the magazine’s networking column. Huffman said the articles are intended to be written “by and for industry people intending to bridge the gap between practitioners and academics.”
Other board members include:
• Ike Nassi, executive VP and chief scientist, SAP
• Bill Schilit, researcher, Google
• Neil Siegel, sector vice president, NGIS, Northrop Grumman
• David Bernstein, vice president of computers, Cisco Office of the CTO
• Atsuhiro Goto, vice president and general manager of Information Sharing Platform Labs, NTT
• Gargi Keeni, vice president of Quality Consulting Practice, Tata Consultancy Services
• Brian Stevens, CTO, Red Hat Software
• Steven Hillenius, executive vice president, SRC, and executive director, Semiconductor Research Corp.
• Nick Bowen, vice president of Tech Strategies and Worldwide Operations, IBM
• Jeffery Wilcox, vice president of Research Engineering, Lockheed Martin
The board’s next meeting is set for 11 September. In light of its lone woman member, the board is seeking to improve its gender balance with the appointment of additional members.
The IAB was launched in mid-2008 as the Advanced Technology Executive Forum by Rangachar Kasturi, 2008 Computer Society president and the Douglas W. Hood Professor and chair of computer science and engineering at the University of South Florida; Carl K. Chang, editor in chief of Computer and professor and chair of the computer science at Iowa State University; and other Society leaders.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the CS is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The CS serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.